Rafa

In The Chapel: January 7 @ 6pm | February 4 @ 6pm | March 3 @ 6pm

Wholeness

Healing

Stillness

Daily obligations and stresses of the world can leave us feeling drained.

Maybe you’re someone who is constantly giving to those around you and need a place to be restored. Maybe you grieve the brokenness of this world and need a place to lament. Maybe you just need dedicated time of prayer and healing…Rafa

Rafa at Chapelwood UMC

You might be seeking Rafa

We all need places where we can be made whole and restored. We all need encouragement to slow down, be still, and be in the Loving Presence. We all need places and experiences of what in Hebrew is called rafa.

Interestingly, rafa is the sound of two different Hebrew verbs. One means “to heal” or “to make whole,” such as in Psalm 147:3 which reminds us that the Beloved “heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds.” But the other Hebrew verb means “to relax, sink down, be quiet, let go, be still,” such as in Psalm 46:10: “Be still, let go, and know that I am God.”

Rafa service of healing

This is Rafa, a gathering of Contemplative Prayer, Lament and Healing

For about 45 minutes, we will co-create a space in our Chapel that helps you experience yourself in God and God in you.

Through simple meditative songs, short reflective readings, and extended silence, we will quiet ourselves in body, mind, and heart so we might be more open and receptive to the Beloved’s life-giving, healing words for us.

For those who seek it, we will also offer a time of healing prayer.

Chapelwood United Methodist Church

Meet in The Chapel
11140 Greenbay St.
Houston, TX 77024

Please park in LOT C and enter through Door 10. Follow the signs to the chapel from there. 

Map of Chapelwood UMC